We have some fun news to share, and it’s all thanks to you! Our YouTube videos How To Make A Stretch Bracelet and How To Make a Polished Gemstone Stretch Bracelet have been viewed over 75,000 times! Looks like you all love stretch bracelets as much as we do! So we got out our gemstones and made new versions in Jasper, Tiger’s Eye, and Turquoise! We love stacking these bracelets up––they all look so good together!
Jasper is one of our favorite gemstones. It’s a quartz and chalcedony aggregate and comes in beautiful variegated blues, greens, and browns. We love how every bead is different and looks like it was artfully created by Mother Earth! We made this Jasper Stretch Bracelet following our Polished Gemstone Stretch Bracelet how-to. We just swapped out the White Howlite beads for Jasper beads of the same size. You could make this bracelet with larger or smaller beads and just adjust the number used to fit your wrist.
We also made the stretch bracelet in Tiger’s Eye. This gemstone is a type of quartz that has a silky luster in it that resembles a cat’s eye. In gemology, the effect is called Chatoyancy. Word of the day! We call it gorgeous! The warm browns and golds have an almost wood-like feel, but the smooth polish feels like marble.
For our turquoise version, we chose beads with a lot of veining. The beautiful blue-green color comes from copper in the gemstone. It is simply one of our favorite colors, so easy choice there!
To make your own Polished Gemstone Stretch Bracelet, follow along with our video and written how to. If you’d like to use the same materials we did, you can buy the kits for these bracelets here on the blog or in our Etsy store. Then be sure to email us a pic of your bracelet at ONeilSisters@ RunningWithSisters.com!
Finished Bracelets Handmade By Us
If you’d prefer a finished bracelet, we have those too! We get lots of requests for the actual pieces of jewelry we make for our tutorials. So we handmade a limited number of bracelets ourselves using the same materials. You can buy an already-made stretch bracelet in our Etsy store. These make lovely gifts, too! They come in a sweet organdy drawstring bag packed on cotton in a gift box.
We would love to hear what you think! Leave us a comment. This is the first time we’ve offered our designs for sale as finished pieces. (We’re both super shy, and this makes us nervous!) We got the idea because friends who buy the kits for a girls’ craft night liked the idea of having a finished bracelet to pass around as a model for their kits. If you want to host your own girls’ craft night, let us know and we can do “craft night” pricing for you! This is a really fun activity to do with a glass of wine over Zoom! You can all watch the video together and comment and pause as you go. Then you can virtually toast everyone’s handiwork when you’re through!
Jennifer & Kitty